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REWIND: The BEST images in the last 24 hours

Last updated on: January 28, 2011 10:44 IST

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We bring you some of the best images in the last 24 hours from across the world.

Shinmoedake peak erupts, as seen from Takaharu Town Office, Miyazaki prefecture early morning January 27, 2011.

Ash and rocks fell across a wide swathe of southern Japan straddling the prefectures of Miyazaki and Kagoshima on Thursday, as one of Mount Kirishima's many calderas erupted, prompting authorities to raise alert levels and call on for an evacuation of all residents within 2 km (1.2 miles) radius of the volcano. Picture taken by long exposure.

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Photographs: Takaharu Town Office/Handout/Reuters
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Benazir, a four-year-old flood victim, stands inside her family's tent made of tarp in Adam Khan village, some 30 km from Dadu in Pakistan's Sindh province. Six months after the floods raged through Pakistan, victims of one of the country's worst natural disasters are still heavily dependent on aid agencies.


Photographs: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters
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An anti-government protester reacts as his relative is injured during clashes with riot police in the port city in Suez, about 134 km east of Cairo.

Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators in Suez on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old rule.


Photographs: Mohamed Abd El-Ghany/Reuters
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Firefighters remove their shirts as they attend a routine physical training at a snow-covered square in Changchun, Jilin province. Local fire fighting department conduct the training twice a week, aiming to enhance the firefighters' capacity in hostile weather, local media reported.


Photographs: China Daily/Reuters
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South African President Jacob Zuma attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Organisers and CEOs at the annual Davos meeting projected cautious confidence in the global economy as the event opened on Wednesday, pointing to numerous risks which could yet derail a still-fragile recovery.


Photographs: Vincent Kessler/Reuters
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Medical clown, Shlomi Algusi, performs for the camera while waiting to entertain his next patient at the birthing ward in Asaf Ha-Rofe hospital's IVF department near Tel Aviv.

In a study of 219 women undergoing IVF, an Israeli team found that the odds of success were greater among women who were entertained by a professional 'medical clown' just after the embryos were transferred to their wombs.




Photographs: Nir Elias/Reuters
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Actress Julianne Moore (Right) gets a kiss from Hasty Pudding theatricals cast member Brandon Ortiz as Moore is honoured as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Photographs: Brian Snyder/Reuters
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A protester from Tunisia's marginalised rural heartlands sits on a mattress during a demonstration outside the Prime Minister's office in Tunis. Protesters stormed police barricades in the Tunisian capital on Thursday and the government prepared to dismiss key loyalists of ousted leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in the face of widespread public anger.


Photographs: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters
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Snow covered tables and chairs on a restaurant's outdoor patio are seen following an overnight winter snowstorm in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Photographs: Brian Snyde/Reuters
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Egyptian anti-government protesters attack a riot police car at the port city in Suez, about 134 km east of Cairo east of Cairo, January 27, 2011. Police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators in Suez on a third day of protests calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old rule.


Photographs: Mohamed Abd El-Ghany/Reuters
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